SPF protection has been dubbed the #1 premature ageing defence.
Yet how many of us know what the SPF acronym stands for? If you're anything like me, the words excitedly burst out of your mouth, eager to share this important knowledge! A big high five for those that blurted it out at their screen, and for those that don't know what SPF stands for 'Sun Protection Factor'.
What does this mean...?
There is a lot of misunderstanding about what SPF10, SPF15, SPF30, SPF50 etcetera etcetera mean. The SPF rating on sun care represents the amount of time that your are protected against harmful UVA and UVB rays. The SPF factor relates to length of time your skin is protected from damage. For example, SPF15 versus SPF30 - SPF15 will protect you equally to SPF30, however needs to be applied in more frequent time intervals than SPF30.
This is where sun smarts come into play!
The higher you go above SPF30 usually means the more nasty chemicals and toxic ingredients there are in a formula to get that longer protection time. Sun care that has an SPF40 rating and over will contain considerably more synthetics and nasties in the formula to allow you to not apply as frequently.
So, why are we so lazy? Why not apply an SPF30 more frequently with considerably less toxic ingredients than applying an SFP50 less frequently with considerably more toxic ingredients.
Recently Hawaii banned all sun care products that contain; oxybenzone (alias benzophenone-3), methyl paraben, PABA, various camphors, and octocrylene. These ingredients constitute a threat to aquatic and marine environments, lethally impacting coral reefs and act as hormone disruptors on marine creatures. This also directly affects human health also, understanding how these effect other creatures, imagine how these might be affecting us too.
SPF30 by People4Ocean's and LaGaia UNEDITED is now available! We look forward to sharing our 3 year formulation project with you. It has exceeded our expectations; marine, ocean and people friendly sun care that is 3hrs water resistant and healthy for the whole family, we could be more proud that a Dad seeing his baby for the first time!
After sun care....necessary?
Yet, there is a lot of misunderstanding about sun care, yes we understand sunscreen, maybe, however what about after sun care? How do we prevent long term sun damage and immediate inflammation. After sun care products are excellent for removing heat from skin, conditioning and repairing. Not usually an essential purchase for most individuals repeating, "I wont get burnt, I wear sunscreen". How many of us have already had our first burn of the summer season from just being out and about, in the car or on the job? I bet a majority.
After sun care is the next step to preventative ageing. Its purpose - to calm, cool and alleviate burn symptoms while conditioning the skin aiding in repair and replenishment of what the sun has depleted.
Why not use an everyday moisturiser? These products are not designed with the focused cooling and anti inflammatory ingredients thats purpose are to remove heat from the dermis, essential in the repair process. These products expedite your skin returning to a natural sun kissed glow - not a peeling, leathery mess like we often see in veteran sun skin.
Be unedited, be sun smart.
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